UsageHighly Parallel (MPI jobs of 10's of cores, e.g. 48 core)
Condo cluster - The head node, rack, RAID disks, etc. have all been provided by CNSI - researchers who want to use this cluster need only buy compute nodes - thus all of your money is going to computing power, not cluster infrastructure. This system is ten years old and is being phased out - contact CSC staff about using it.
This cluster is based on HP DL145 Opterons (2218's, 2.6Ghz) with a Myrinet2k high speed, low latency interconnect. Each node has 8Gb of RAM and 80 Gb of local disk space.
Newer nodes are HP DL165 Opterons (2380's, 2.5Ghz) with Myrinet2k interconnect and 250 Gb of local disk.
As this is an older cluster (10 years) nodes that die permanently are taken offline and not replaced.